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Storm Damage Reports from MEMA

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from tornadoes and severe storms that occurred in Mississippi over the weekend. Initial assessments from county emergency managers show 60 residences were destroyed or sustained major damage with 193 … Continue reading

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SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for the potential of severe storms Sunday through Monday. The National Weather Service says most of the state has a risk of seeing strong to severe storms that include high … Continue reading

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We discuss the dangers of lightning today for Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Lightning is a serious danger when it comes to thunderstorms! Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest phenomenon, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States and injuring hundreds more. When a thunderstorm is approaching, it is … Continue reading

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Today for Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week we discuss Flash Flooding

What is Flash Flooding? Flash flooding occurs when excessive water fills normally dry creeks or river beds along with currently flowing creeks and rivers, causing rapid rises of water in a short amount of time. They can happen with little … Continue reading

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GOV. BRYANT DECLARES SPRING SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDENESS WEEK

PEARL – The months of March, April and May have historically brought the greatest threat of severe weather to Mississippi. Therefore, Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Feb. 19-23, 2018 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Last year went down as … Continue reading

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Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travel

JACKSON, MISS.–As winter weather conditions continue to affect highways across the state, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.   “The issue … Continue reading

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State Offices to Open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered agency heads to delay opening state offices on Wednesday, Jan. 17, until 10 a.m. Agency heads will also have discretion whether to require non-emergency personnel to report to work. Winter weather that continued … Continue reading

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Winter Storm, Wicked Wind Chills headed for Mississippi

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to prepare for a winter storm set to enter the state Monday evening through Tuesday and near zero wind chills. The National Weather Service expects for snow to begin as early … Continue reading

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice – Hurricane Nate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. This initial … Continue reading

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Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Retains National Accreditation

Pearl – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency retained its national accreditation status from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) following a rigorous review that found the program met all 64 required national standards. The week-long review of Mississippi’s program was … Continue reading

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